8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
In this fast-paced discussion, the presenters will reprise their annual review of recent employment law cases with
an emphasis on those cases of most utility to the employment practitioner whether plaintiff, defense, or neutral.
Ticketed event $20 per person. Advance RSVP requested. Purchase your lunch ticket on the Registration Form.
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Practice law long enough and you will inevitably find yourself wondering how to deal with sticky situations that
are created, intentionally or inadvertently, by your clients. In this engaging panel, we will discuss some difficult
situations that come up and how to best deal with them, including discovering that clients: took documents that
they may not be entitled to possess, deleted documents that should have been retained, did not disclose key
facts to counsel, made misrepresentations, recorded conversations without consent, made possibly extortionate
statements, and engaged in other behaviors that lawyers would consider as “crossing the line.”
Moderator: Ramit Mizrahi, Mizrahi Law, APC
Panelists will analyze recent legal developments by discussing the handling of a request for reasonable
accommodation from the perspective of the employer and the employee. The discussion will cover the initial
request, interactive process, employer’s decision, anticipated litigation, and trial.
Moderator: Kevin K. Hosn, California Department of Justice
Regional directors from the Oakland and San Francisco regional offices of the National Labor Relations Board
(NLRB) will discuss recent changes in federal labor law. The practitioners who represent employers and unions
before the NLRB will each address how best to represent their clients in this changing environment, as well as the
opportunities and challenges they see ahead.
Moderator: Christy Kwon, NLRB Region 32
2 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
This panel of practitioners will discuss how mediators and advocates set the ground for successful mediations. They
will explore the dynamics common to successful negotiations, and traps to avoid. Importantly, they will discuss
how advocates, working collaboratively with skilled mediators, may influence conversations in the “other” room,
creating a path to resolution.
Moderator: Carl Botterud, Botterud Law & Mediation
The topic of diversity in the technology sector continues to dominate news headlines, and is the subject of a
growing number of private lawsuits and government enforcement actions. Stories abound of employees being
harassed and marginalized in companies that do not foster a culture of inclusion, while at the same time the
business case for diversity continues to grow. Yet diversity initiatives also can result in employee backlash, or
even perpetuate the biases they seek to mitigate. This panel will share insights and strategies for successfully
building and maintaining diverse teams, while at the same time mitigating legal risks.
Moderator: Amy Oppenheimer, Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
What separates a good trial lawyer from a great one? Join us for this fast-paced panel of great trial lawyers as
they share their winning techniques and strategies.
Moderator: Cara Ching-Senaha
3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.